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Gov. Mark Dayton releases his budget plan Tuesday, increasing taxes on the rich and making cuts in existing programs.

Dayton mixes cuts with take hikes in budget plan, attempts to preserve LGA

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ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton wants to preserve state aid to local communities while raising taxes on the richest Minnesotans and increasing education spending in a budget proposal he released this morning.

The Democrat's total budget plan for the next two years would be $37 billion, up from just over $30 billion in the budget that ends June 30. At the same time, he makes cuts to help balance a $6.2 billion budget deficit.

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